Ambient Insight

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Ambient Insight's Q1-Q3 2015 International Learning Technology Investment Patterns

Table Of Contents
Tables.................................................................................................. 3
Figures ................................................................................................ 3
The Global Learning Technology Investment Patterns ........................ 4
Scope of this Whitepaper: What We Don't Track and What We Do Track ..... 5
What We Do Not Track .......................................................................................... 5
What We Do Track ................................................................................................ 6
New Interest in Location-based Learning: Mapping Companies Attract Unprecedented Funding........ 7
Cognitive Learning in the Spotlight: Spike in Investments in Behavior Modification Companies ........ 9

Sources of Investment Activity Information .............................................. 11

Investment Patterns in Context: The Longitudinal Perspective ......... 11
Blowing Past the $3 Billion Threshold ....................................................... 12
The China-India-Brazil Juggernaut ............................................................ 12

Opening the Floodgates: Unprecedented Deal Flows in 2015 ............ 13
Funding Amounts Over $50 million in First Three Quarters of 2015 .. 16
Retail Education: Consumer-facing Companies Still Attracting
Investments ...................................................................................... 18
Which Consumer-facing Suppliers Attract Investment? ............................ 19

Corporate-facing Suppliers Make a Comeback ................................... 21
Spike in Investments for Three Learning Technology Products ......... 22
All Eyes on China, India, and Brazil…...

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